Author Archives: Tom Markworth

About Tom Markworth

Director of Product Management, Roku

Minor update for original Roku players released

Today, we released a minor update for original Roku players. Roku software version 3.1 build 1017 includes the following fixes: Fixed issues that can cause freezes and crashes in Hulu Plus Improved SSDP device discover support used by mobile applications, … Continue reading

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Update available for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD

The team here at Roku has been hard at work on another software update for Roku 2, Roku LT and new Roku HD players. Rolling out today, Roku software version 4.7 contains several “under the hood” improvements and fixes: Added … Continue reading

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Spring Software Update for Roku 2 and Roku LT

Update: The 4.6 firmware rollout has been resumed as of 4/23. Thanks for your patience! Today, we are rolling out 4.6, our latest free software update for Roku 2 and Roku LT players. In addition to performance and stability improvements, … Continue reading

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MLB.TV 2012 With Free Games Now Available On Roku

Swing batter batter! Baseball season is here, and we’re excited to announce that the MLB.TV 2012 channel is now available in the Roku Channel Store—just in time for Opening Day. For the 2012 season, we worked with MLB to offer … Continue reading

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New software release 4.3 for Roku 2 and Roku LT players

Just in time for a rainy, perfect-for-streaming weekend, we bring you a fresh software update for Roku 2 and Roku LT players. Most of the updates center around a better Netflix experience and improved app discovery. Read on for the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Roku App for Android

The Roku app is now available on the Android Market! Use the app to explore, rate channels, and much more – all with the tap of a finger. What else does it do? Glad you asked: Instantly replay your favorite movie moments. Quickly … Continue reading

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Roku iPhone App Updated

You asked—we listened. Today, we released an update (version 1.1) to our iOS app. The update adds a more traditional layout with “D pad” buttons along with shortcuts for Netflix, Pandora and Crackle. So you’ll always be a click away … Continue reading

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Amazon’s beautiful channel update

Amazon has improved the very popular Amazon Instant Video channel on Roku. If you’re a movie lover (and seriously what Roku owner isn’t?), you’re going love these new changes. Amazon has never looked better!: The home screen is now split into two … Continue reading

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Software update 3.1 available for first generation Roku players

Just in time for the holidays, we’re pleased as punch to release a pretty substantial update to the first generation of Roku players. Unless your Roku player is smaller than a hockey puck, this update applies to you. Roku 2 … Continue reading

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New Shutterfly channel: Share life’s memories from your couch.

Planning to show off a bunch of pics this holiday season? Put them up on the big screen, grab some ‘nog and kick back from the couch with the new Shutterfly channel. This is the latest addition to Roku’s growing … Continue reading

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